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Fast Track Business Degrees for UC Berkeley Students

UC Berkeley BASE Student/Alumni
Degree Requirements

Students in the Business for Arts, Sciences, and Engineering (BASE) Summer Program at UC Berkeley and alumni of this program can earn a master of management (MM) degree at Mills College in as little as one semester or an MBA in as little as two semesters, putting you on the fast track to professional success. Get detailed MM or MBA degree information by clicking the appropriate link.

Master of Management (MM)
Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Master of Management (MM)

BASE program students/alumni can earn an MM degree from the Lorry I. Lokey School of Business and Public Policy at Mills College by taking as few as five courses (15 credits), which can be completed in as little as one semester. The program is flexible, giving students the ability to take some courses in the summer or January terms, or to spread course work over two semesters.  

The Mills MM requires a total of 10 courses (30 credits) and all three BASE courses (9 credits) can be applied toward the MM. In addition, those who have completed other qualifying courses at UC Berkeley may be able to apply up to two more courses (6 credits) toward the MM, leaving only five courses (15 credits, to be taken at Mills) that are required for the degree. For a BASE or UC Berkeley course to count toward the MM, the final grade must have been a B or better.

Students can apply up to two additional UC Berkeley courses (6 credits) from the list below toward the MM (in addition to the three BASE courses):

Economics

  • ECON 001, 100A, 100B, 101A, or 101B
  • UGBA 101A or 101B
  • IAS 106 or 107

Statistics

  • STAT 20, 21, 131A, or 134
  • STAT C8 and STAT 88

Accounting

  • UGBA 102B
  • UGBA 120–129

Finance

  • UGBA 103
  • ECON 136

Required Courses

Mills MM Required Courses Take at BASE Take at UC Berkeley or Mills Take at Mills
MGMT 214 Financial Accounting X    
MGMT 230 Marketing Management X    
MGMT 234 Management and Organizational Development (Behavioral Track Course or Elective) X    
MGMT 244 Leadership and Ethics     X
MGMT 278 Social Impact Consulting*     X
Behavioral Track or Quantitative Track Course   X  
Quantitative Track Course or Elective   X  
Elective     X
Elective     X
Elective     X

* MGMT 278 Social Impact Consulting is required only for students who complete the MM in a single semester. Students who choose to take longer to complete the MM can select any elective course including, but not limited to, MGMT 278.

Elective Curriculum
(a minimum of 15 semester course credits)

Students are free to choose any combination of electives that earn at least 15 semester course credits. The electives provide an opportunity for students to strengthen their general business knowledge or focus on a particular area by completing a concentration in:

View our complete list of elective courses.

Some courses outside of MGMT can also be taken as electives toward the MM and MBA. Students interested in this option should seek prior approval from the Dean's office before enrolling in these courses.


Master of Business Administration (MBA)

BASE program students/alumni can earn an MBA from the Lorry I. Lokey School of Business and Public Policy at Mills College by taking as few as 10 courses (30 credits), which can be completed in as little as two semesters. The Mills MBA requires 17 courses (51 credits) and all three BASE courses (9 credits) can be applied toward the MBA.

In addition, BASE students/alumni who have completed other qualifying courses at UC Berkeley may be able to apply up to four additional courses (12 credits) toward the MBA. For a BASE or UC Berkeley course to count toward the MBA, the final grade must have been a B or better.

BASE students/alumni can complete the Mills MBA in two to four semesters. Students transferring in seven courses (21 credits) can complete the MBA in two semesters by taking five courses (15 credits) per semester. Students transferring in the three BASE courses (9 credits) typically can complete their remaining 14 courses in three semesters. The program is flexible however, giving students the ability to take some courses in the summer or January terms, or to spread course work out over more semesters.

Required Courses

Mills MBA Required Courses Take at Base Take at UC Berkeley or Mills Take at Mills
MGMT 214 Financial Accounting X    
MGMT 215 Managerial Accounting X    
MGMT 234 Management and Organizational Development X    
MGMT 209 Economics for Managers   X  
MGMT 216 Corporate Finance   X  
MGMT 230 Marketing Management   X  
MGMT 263 Quantitative Methods   X  
MGMT 226 Management Information Systems     X
MGMT 232 Operations Management     X
MGMT 244 Leadership and Ethics     X
MGMT 279 Applied Economic Analysis     X
MGMT 290 Strategic Management     X
Elective     X
Elective     X
Elective     X
Elective     X
Elective     X

UC Berkeley Course Equivalencies

UC Berkeley Course Fulfills This Mills MBA Required Course
ECON 100A + 100B;
ECON 101A + 101B;
IAS 106 + 107;
UGBA 101A + 101B  
MGMT 209 Economics for Managers
UGBA 102B MGMT 215 Managerial Accounting
ECON 136, IGBA 103 MGMT 216 Corporate Finance
STAT 20; STAT 21;
STAT 131A; STAT 134;
STAT C8 + STAT 88
MGMT 263 Quantitative Methods

Elective Curriculum
(a minimum of 15 semester course credits)

Students are free to choose any combination of electives that earn at least 15 semester course credits. The electives provide an opportunity for students to strengthen their general business knowledge or focus on a particular area by completing a concentration in:

View our complete list of elective courses.

Some courses outside of MGMT can also be taken as electives toward the MM and MBA. Students interested in this option should seek prior approval from the Dean's office before enrolling in these courses.

 

 
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Last Updated: 11/10/17